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Napier Iridescent Cocktail Ring

The Glam and Glitter of Christian Dior, Swarovski & The Aurora Borealis Rhinestone

In 1949, Christian Dior implemented the first licensing fee. By 1950, he had signed his first American licensing contract for accessories, opening up a lucrative business in the accessories market. In 1956, when Swarovski in collaboration with Christian Dior developed the aurora borealis metallic coating for rhinestones, a plethora of glitzy and elaborate jewelry found […]

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Napier and Swarovski Crystals

In the early 1990s, Napier produced an astonishing line of high-end fashion jewelry designs using extremely expensive Swarovski crystal rhinestones that were hand set. These pieces originally retailed up to $250.00 each. In today’s 2013 dollars, this amount equates to over $423.00. The earrings below are from a dazzling 1991 collection. Additional information about this […]

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